Homemade gifts

[I]my brothers birthday is coming up soon and im going to knit him something but other then that what else could i make him for his birthday?? i carnt bake him a cake as i cant bake or cook.[/I]

I had just been thinking about this sort of thing. We live quite a distance from family now and I have always made the gifts and often they have included meals they could freeze. Now some of my ideas are baked items but you know you could use a mix for them and it would still be made by you. If you knit him washcloths or something you could give him a manly soap. I have made booksock and bookmarks and give in it with a book. I think mainly I will be going with knitted items from me. Another fun gift is if you can get a picture of the two of you from when you were younger and frame it for him.

If you want to go the baking route, without actually baking, then there are a lot of “Mix in a jar” recipes on the internet. I found [COLOR=#333333][FONT=Verdana]this with a quick search, and while I haven’t tried any of the recipes, they look pretty good. [/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Verdana]There’s always the ipod/cellphone cozy you could knit up, if he has those. Or books, if he likes to read. Or a bag full of his favorite snacks might be a good idea. One Christmas, I got my husband a bunch of his favorite snacks, and he was delighted with it. All his, and he didn’t have to share! [/FONT][/COLOR]

Or, even buy a plain un-iced cake and ice it yourself. :slight_smile:

thanks i think i might try that. he dosent have a ipod or a moble phone… ill give him a jar of cookie mix and ill try my hardest on bakeing something… there come in packes now where u just have to add water or something right? wish me luck.